Saint Joseph Brewery and Public House was established in 2015, but the building that houses our restaurant and brewery has quite a history. In order to meet the demands of the growing population in the northeast section of Indianapolis, the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, led by Bishop St. Palais, established the parish of St. Joseph in 1873, at that time the fourth Catholic parish in Indianapolis. The last mass at St. Joseph church was said by Archbishop Schulte on June 26, 1949.
The church building, still owned by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, was then converted to the Catholic Community Center, to be used as a meeting hall and auditorium for several organizations including the Catholic Charities Bureau and Catholic Youth Organization.
Today, the building has new life serving a variety of beers, creating an innovative menu, and hosting private events.